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RUP dicamba labels now require 20 different records be kept for each application

The first 9 are the standard USDA/EPA requirements for many years:
  • Product Name
  • EPA Registration Number
  • Total amount applied to the field
  • Date of application (M/D/Y)
  • Location of application (legals, Lat/Lon, etc.)
  • Crop name (Xtend soybeans, NOT just “soybeans”)
  • Size of area treated (in acres)
  • Name of certified applicator
  • Applicator certification license number

Additional records:

  • Proof of dicamba-specific training (NDA website works)
  • Receipt/s of purchase of RUP dicamba used
  • Product label (does not have to be on your person at time of application)
  • Buffer distance maintained
  • Evidence of susceptible crops nearby (date this review was conducted)
  • Start and finish time of application (include a.m. or p.m.)
  • PRE or POST emergence application, and if POST, how many days after planting
  • Air temperature at boom height at both start and stop times
  • Wind speed and direction at boom height at start and stop time
  • Nozzles used and spray pressure (include nozzle maker name)
  • Tank mix partners, including all non-pesticide products.  If other pesticides are included, records must show EPA Reg. Nos. for all of them
  • Spray system cleanout procedure.  At a minimum, records must indicate spray system was clean before application was made, what cleanout procedure was used, and the date of the cleanout.
    • NDA will allow cleanout procedure to be recorded as a checklist.
    • If equipment is used for many identical applications, complete cleanout would not be needed between fields.

Additional Nebraska Requirements

  • Nebraska Pesticide Act and Pesticide Regulations require RUP application and sales record be kept for 3 years
  • Dealers do not have to verify if purchaser has dicamba training, only that they, or the eventual applicator, has a current pesticide applicator license
  • It is the responsibility of the dicamba applicator to ensure they have taken dicamba-specific training before their first use of RUP dicamba
  • NDA has placed no additional restrictions on dicamba use on soybeans as other states have (cutoff dates, even tighter daylight hours, generic dicamba special labeling, etc.)

NDA Response for 2018

  • Any calls from the public should be forwarded to the Pesticide Program at 402-471-2351
  • Complaints should be sent to the same number
  • NDA has a website for dicamba information posted on the main page under Featured Programs